Koen Maris asked Pieter De Neve from Kuota Benelux distributor VDB Parts to be his personal tech adviser and bike tuner. With the help of the sponsors they built up this great new TT bike.
Kuota delivered Koen a custom painted yellow Kuota Kalibur frameset; yellow is the colour of Koens main personal sponsor, Gouden Gids. This frameset is based on the very same Kuota Kalibur brought to 2004 & 2006 Ironman World Championship victory by Normann Stadler. However Koens frame has 2 brand new features: iternal wires and a straight Kuota aerofork. Koen was absolutely speachless on viewing of his new frame at first!
Xentis sponsors Koen Maris very fast aerowheels: the new Xentis Mark 1 TT tubular are the choice for races.
Selle Italia's SLR TT saddle is the favorite of top athletes like Normann Stadler and Koen.
Oval Concepts is Koens new partner and a real specialist in aero bars. For this project Oval stems were delivered. Koen choose the Oval A901 aerobar with s-bend extensions.
The bike has some very exquisite and superlight components, such as an Extralite Ultrastar expender, Zero Gravity brakes with Swissstop Yellow King pads, Nokon cables, a Dura-Ace crankset with bottom bracket, foreseen with Enduro ceramic bearings.
Front derailleur is Campagnolo Record. Gold chainring bolts by Tiso; chain is KMC's X10 SL Gold. Pieter also provided Koen with a unique custom tuned Dura-Ace rear derailleur, with a carbon cage, carbon 15T pulley wheels and ceramic bearings.